LLB (Hons) Law

Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2024/25
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LLB (Hons)


Course in clearing Full-time Law

Experience the law in its real-world context while developing the knowledge, skills and values to thrive globally – in the legal sector and beyond.

Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2024. Get started with our online form, or call 0330 024 6390.

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We are unable to accept applications from international students through clearing. Please complete our international application form instead.


Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
    International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    3 / 4 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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    Placement year available?


Where will I study?

This course is moving into one of our new buildings at City campus. Teaching will mainly be delivered at our Collegiate campus until December 2024 while we get our new facilities ready. From January 2025 you will study in brand new facilities at City campus.

Course summary

  • Develop critical understanding of the law and its practices. 
  • Explore how justice and order is fostered in societies.
  • Gain experience at our Legal Service Clinic and Hubs and work on live client cases.
  • Work with law firms and legal and social-justice providers.
  • Consider the global reach of law, with opportunities for UK and international placement.

On this course you’ll learn and apply the law practically. You’ll gain valuable experience in at least one of the following settings: the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, on-campus legal service providers, or with external organisations. While developing excellent legal knowledge and skills, you’ll shape your degree around your interests, values and aspirations – preparing you for graduate careers in and beyond the legal sector.


93% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating, with 72% in highly skilled employment or further study (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

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Law and Criminology student Fozia Sultana won an Inspirational Student Award for her work on Manifest Diversity, a staff and student collaborative which is helping to make law more diverse, inclusive and accessible.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

On this course you’ll learn how to understand, critique and create knowledge and information. You’ll also develop and practise key skills and attributes essential for future work – challenging and confirming your personal and professional values to become an active citizen within a diverse society. This approach will prepare you for challenges and opportunities across our global society.

Our award-winning tutors are experts in their fields. You’ll be taught by a range of lecturers who are experienced legal researchers and who have years of experience in the legal profession as solicitors or barristers.  

You learn through:

  • Lectures and interactive workshops
  • Independent research
  • Case studies in both simulated and live client environments
  • Work placements 

Key Themes

At every level of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the law and the personal and practical skills required to apply the law to a variety of simulated and real-life cases. 

You’ll collaborate with legal professionals and rights and justice practitioners to challenge law and its application, engaging with projects and initiatives which are making a difference in Sheffield, nationally and globally. With a thorough grounding in the foundational areas of legal knowledge, you’ll  be able to demonstrate what you’ve learned in theoretical and practical contexts. 

Course Support

You’ll be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled graduate employment in a number of ways. These include:

Support throughout your studies from your own dedicated academic adviser, committed to your personal and professional development as a confident, reflective and autonomous learner.

Access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, workshops and online resources to help you to plan and structure your assignments.

Employability opportunities such as project work, networking and field trips – and expert advice and guidance from our careers and employability team.

Our student and staff led steering group Manifest Diversity ensures the inclusion and promotion of minority student voices and leads to opportunities such as attendance at UK Black Business Week and projects focusing on our student offer. 

Course leaders and tutors

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Rebecca Hartley
Senior Lecturer in Law and Criminology

I am Module Leader for the Law in Practice, Legal Skill and Research and the Dissertation modules on the LLM in International Commercial Law. I am also the Module Le … Read more

Applied learning

Your course has been designed to embrace real-world challenges and provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to be successful within your chosen sector.

Work Placements

You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV.

As part of your course you’ll have opportunities to undertake a range of placements with our legal and social-justice service providers. These include major national and international law firms – such as Irwin Mitchell and DLA Piper – and international legal practitioners such as attorneys’ firms, public defenders and miscarriage of justice projects in the USA. 

Live Projects

Throughout the course you’ll gain vital industry experience working alongside lawyers and other professionals on real projects. The course is designed to develop your practical legal skills to support and prepare you to participate in work with legal service providers and their clients. 

Social Justice

Our department is committed to advocating for those who don’t have or can’t afford representation. You can get involved in a range of legal advice initiatives supporting access to justice – including local court helpdesks and our Refugee Rights Hub. 

You’ll have the opportunity to assist  with reuniting families of refugees, work with the miscarriage of justice organisation 'Appeal', and attend small claims hearings to provide legal advice and representation to self-represented litigants.

Networking Opportunities

As the course offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities, you can develop invaluable employability knowledge and skills throughout your degree. 

There are regular opportunities to develop connections with professionals both within and outside of the legal sector – through trips and visits, our annual Law Careers Fair, careers talks, panel events, conferences, mentoring schemes and networking sessions. These often involve our fantastic and educated alumni community.

Field Trips 

During the course there will be opportunities to get involved in a range of national and international trips. In recent years these have included an annual Lawyer in London trip involving a mock trial at the Royal Courts of Justice and a visit to a major international commercial law firm with an opportunity to network with recent trainees. 

Students have also assisted with human rights and social justice projects in Lesotho and visited Auschwitz. Our student attendance at UK Black Business Week, London provides inspiration to minoritised students, who said “Overall, the event was eye opening i never knew how much sectors I could really go into in law, this event allowed me to really plan my future”.


Training in mooting skills and chances to take part in internal and external mooting competitions are offered through the Law and Advocacy Society. Our students also frequently participate in national negotiation and interviewing competitions, supported by staff.

Future careers

This course prepares you for careers in: 

  • The legal profession (including as a solicitor or barrister)
  • Business and entrepreneurialism 
  • Human resources 
  • Financial services 
  • Teaching 
  • Higher education 
  • Public sector 
  • Regulatory services 
  • Law enforcement and probation 

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:

  • The Probation Service
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • DLA Piper
  • Environment Agency
  • Lincoln House Chambers
  • South Yorkshire Police
  • NatWest
  • Slaughter & May
  • Begbies Traynor
  • Aquinas College
  • CMS
Graduate View

LLB (Hons) Law graduate Tabitha works as a barrister in criminal law representing both prosecution and defence cases in Crown and Magistrates court. She has worked on many interesting cases and hopes to one day become Queen's Counsel.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with:

  • Library services and study spaces
  • Our on-campus legal and social justice service providers
  • Moot court and other collaborative learning spaces
  • Digital access to the latest legal material, commentary and analysis through our subscriptions to practitioners' databases
  • Specialist software to manage client case-work

We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.

Entry requirements

All students

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Applied Human Rights & Justice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Criminal Law
Credits 20
Assessment Exam(100%)
Introduction To Law & Legal Practice
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(45%) , Exam(45%) , Practical(10%)
Principles Of Contract Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Land Law
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Legal Environments And Professional Skills
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
The Law Of Trusts
Credits 20
Assessment Exam(100%)
Tort Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 3

Optional modules

Placement Year
Credits -
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Final year

Compulsory modules

Professional Practice Experience
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(75%) , Practical(25%)

Elective modules

Commercial Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Company Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Criminal Justice Theories And Realities
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Employment Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Extended Professional Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Family Law
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Immigration Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Intellectual Property Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Criminal Law And Justice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Human Rights
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Law And Medicine
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Law Of Evidence
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Public Interest Law And Judicial Review
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Public International Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Sports Law
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Law courses (PDF, 336.4KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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